How to Heal a Sprained Ankle?

Published on, 05 October, 2023. Answered by Dr. Muhammad Siddique Hamid and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Two days ago, I injured my ankle, and at that time, I didn't experience much pain while walking. However, after having my mom stretch and massage it last night, I now feel pain when the affected area is touched, when I move my ankle sideways, and when I walk.


Answered by Dr. Muhammad Siddique Hamid


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


It's important to take some rest and avoid putting excessive strain on your injured ankle. Applying ice to the affected area can help reduce swelling and pain. Additionally, consider taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication or a local nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to manage the discomfort. Please follow these recommendations, and if the pain persists or worsens, consult a healthcare professional for further evaluation and guidance. 




About Dr. Muhammad Siddique Hamid

Dr. Muhammad Siddique Hamid

Orthopedic Surgeon / Orthopedist

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